NJ Transit Cutting Back Service To Upgrade Train Brakes By Federal DeadlineNew Jersey Transit says it will temporarily shut down and limit some train service as it works to install a federally mandated safety system by a Dec. 31 deadline.
MTA Racing To Install Positive Train Control Before DeadlineThe $1 billion crash prevention system called positive train control, or PTC, is supposed to be installed on commuter trains by the end of the year. 
Amtrak: NJ TRANSIT Could Be Banned Between Trenton And NYCAmtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson told a House subcommittee on Thursday Amtrak is worried passengers are being put at risk by delays in installing the technology that's designed to prevent crashes.
Officials: South Carolina Amtrak Crash Emphasizes Need For Positive Train Control NowA deadly Amtrak train crash in South Carolina this weekend has ignited renewed debate on GPS-based positive train control that experts say could have prevented it.
NJ TRANSIT Still Far From Compliance With Train Safety StandardsThe New York area has seen derailment after derailment, yet a potentially life saving device still hasn't been installed on the rails.
Schumer: MTA Must Work To Meet Deadline For Positive Train Control Safety MeasureSenate Minority Leader Charles Schumer called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to “move heaven and earth” to install Positive Train Control on the Long Island Rail Road and the Metro-North Railroad.
Expert: Positive Train Control Not A 'Magic Bullet' That Could've Prevented LIRR CrashUp to 103 people were injured when the train jumped the end of the track.
Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal Pushes For Positive Train ControlHis call comes just over a month after an NJ TRANSIT train slammed into the Hoboken Terminal, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others.